Art & Language: Portraits and a Dream
London, 27 January – 27 February 2010
Lisson Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works produced by by Art & Language over the past year, including the major installation Portraits and a Dream.
Art & Language's earliest works date from before 1968, when the two terms 'Art' and 'Language were first adopted as the name of an artistic practice. This coming together recognised a range of intellectual concerns and artistic expedients occasioned by the collapse of authority, by the mid 1960s, of those individualistic protocols which go under the name of Modernism. Art & Language provided a common identity for a number of people already involved in various types of collaboration. The first issue of the journal Art-Language was published in England in 1969.
Since 1977 Art & Language has been associated with the collaborative work of Michael Baldwin and Mel Ramsden, and with their theoretical and critical collaboration with Charles Harrison, who died in August 2009. The works in this exhibition are among the very last works by Art & Language that Harrison saw and commented on.
Works on view
52 Bell Street
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm